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HP Procurve vs Cisco

HP Procurve vs Cisco

HP Procurve vs Cisco


I need some sheet where i can find which switch is suggested by vendor to replace similar one from another vendor.

eg: HP Provurve 4000M J4121A vs Cisco ???

Do you know where i can find it ?

Thank you in advance

RE: HP Procurve vs Cisco

Never seen such a thing. What I do is go to the vendor's website and compare the specifications pages.
I look for:
 - number of ports
 - port speed
 - modularity
 - power supply redundancy
 - PoE
 - backplane speed
 - oversubscription
 - stackability
 - other features
 - price

RE: HP Procurve vs Cisco

You can also take a look at this link from Brad Reese http://bradreese.com/cisco-vs-competitor.htm

He tends to drink the Cisco cool-aid, but good info none the less. It's basically a Cisco vs competitor lab test site that provides links to various Cisco vs HP, Cisco vs Juniper, etc... but for the direct model to closest model comparison. They all link to Tolly reports and are free downloads when you create a free login account.

I doubt you'll find a comparison on the model you provided an example on due to it's age, but it's fairly current.

But like VinceWhirlwind mentioned, do your own comparison with the specs he mentioned and use my link provided just as an added tool in your decision making process.

Good luck.

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